About Edges Mill Inn Bed & Breakfast

Warm hospitality awaits you at Edges Mill Inn B&B, a beautifully restored 18th century Federal-Style Farmhouse situated on 11 acres in beautiful Chester County, PA. Guests are invited to relax and quiet their minds as they try to imagine a time long ago when life was filled with grace and beauty. They invite you to explore the wonders of yesteryear with them, and find peace within their walls.

About the Inn

Built in the 18th century, Edges Mill Inn Bed & Breakfast is currently situated on 11 acres with woods and stream that began as part of a 1,500 acre Penn land grant purchased in 1698, and has had surprisingly few changes in ownership throughout its long history.

However, written records indicate that a few owners along the way, “fell on hard times”, and, unfortunately, the Big Federal-Style farmhouse was, for many years, left decaying and neglected. The present owners, Gail & Harvey Perry, purchased the property in 1984 in “AS IS” condition with the hopes that they could save this Hidden Treasure.

Restoring the dilapidated four story, nineteen room home to its original historical charm was a labor of love and determination, (along with 12-16 hour work days) which took them 14 painstaking years to complete.

Amazingly, most of the homes authentic details and appointments, which include; kitchen and other cupboards, 39 windows, floors and woodwork throughout, six fireplaces*, bake oven, and a rare indoor laundry area located in the stone mudroom, were able to be saved. *(Sorry, due to chimneys over 200 years old and 60 feet high with no damper systems guests are not permitted to use their fireplaces.)

Now, beautifully restored, each room of this award winning B&B is filled with carefully chosen antiques and treasures collected throughout the years, as well as a fine collection of original and unique artwork.

Unlike traditional hotels, motels, and many B&Bs, guests at Edges Mill are welcome to sip early morning coffee on their big, old-fashioned garden porch while soothing fountain sounds relax their body and mind. Or, just kick off your shoes, relax, and take a step back in time in one of their many common rooms, which include the Parlor, Music Room, Library, TV Room, Dining room and Kitchen, creating the feeling of a home away from home. All bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the 2nd floor, providing their guests with as much privacy as possible in this intimate setting.

Since the completion of its restoration the Bed & Breakfast itself has been quite a Cinderella, dustbin to glass slipper story, with a very happy ending. It has been featured in the popular Polaner All-Fruit national television commercial (Would you please pass the jelly?); has received three awards for being voted one of the best B&Bs in Chester County in a public poll sponsored annually by The Daily Local News: and has been featured on The Chester County Day House Tour four times, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the world. But, more importantly, it has inspired many people to believe that nothing in life of any value comes without its share of blood, sweat and tears, that they can all make a difference, and anything is possible.

Inspired by their love of history, of people from all walks of life, family, friends and each other, Gail & Harvey guarantee that from the moment you check-in until it’s time to say goodbye they will do everything that life reasonably allows to make your visit a comfortable and memorable one. Without compromising the integrity of an era filled with grace & beauty they make the following amenities and information available to you, their future guests.

Local Attractions

American Helicopter Museum
Barns-Brinton House
Brandywine Battlefield
Brandywine River Museum
Chadds Ford Historical Society
Chadds Ford Winery
Chester County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Chester County Flower Show
Chester County Historical Society
Chester County Sites
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Grounds
Lukens Historic District - Economic Development/Historic Preservation, Coatesville, PA
Herr's Factory Tour
Historic Yellow Springs
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
Longwood Gardens
Oxford Mainstreet Inc. - Oxford, PA - Events/Entertainment
Pennsylvania Visitors Network - Chester County
Rails to Trails Program
QVC Studio Park
Things To Do in Pennsylvania (ThingsToDo.com)
U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team
Valley Forge Park
The West Chester Railroad (Fun)
William Brinton 1704 House
Winterthur Museum & Gardens

Edges Mill Inn
4701 Edges Mill Rd.
Downingtown, PA 19335